Return Almajirai To Their States Of Origin – Punch

An alarming exodus of the almajirai to the South of Nigeria is setting nerves on edge in many places. These days, hordes of almajirai are being intercepted in virtually all the southern states in a manner never witnessed before. In response to this, Southern governors have been repatriating these children to their states of origin. Not surprisingly, this policy has triggered a chain of divisive reactions from the North and reopened the North-South fault lines. In spite of this, the influx has not abated, generating waves of tension between the…

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Rivers State Resumes Total Lockdown

The Rivers State Government has resumed another round of total lockdown after giving Port Harcourt and Obio/Akpor residents four days to restock their houses with food and essential commodities. The lockdown, which began by 8 pm on Sunday, forced residents of both areas to rush home in order to beat the deadline and avoid being arrested by the police and members of the state task force on COVID-19. On Monday, shops were closed as residents stayed indoors, while only those on essential duties were allowed to move on the road.…

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Orji Kalu Hires Six SANs, Six Others To Secure Release From Prison

Former Abia State Governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu has hired the services of 12 lawyers, including six Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) to secure his release from prison. The Supreme Court had nullified his trial where he was jailed for 12 years over money laundering to the tune of N7.65 billion and ordered a fresh trial. But Kalu was still being kept in prison despite the Supreme Court’s judgment. However, the former governor filed a motion on notice against the Federal Government at the Federal High Court in Lagos, seeking to…

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Pres. Buhari Extends Lockdown By Two Weeks

The Federal Government, on Monday, said the recent order of President Muhammadu Buhari, on gradual ease of lockdown, will remain in force for another two weeks. The Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, disclosed this at the daily briefing of the task force in Abuja. The President had on April 27, announced a “phased and gradual easing” of the lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Lagos and Ogun states, while declaring a nationwide curfew with effect from May 4. He also ordered a ban on all…

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COVID-19 ‘School Feeding’ Should Be Probed – Vanguard

When President Muhammadu Buhari made his second national broadcast on the coronavirus pandemic on April 13, 2020, and said that the regime’s Homegrown School Feeding Programme, HSFG, would continue even after schools nationwide were shut for the pandemic lockdowns, Nigerians were shocked. People wondered how school children could be fed by the Federal Government while at home with their parents. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouk, explained that her ministry would deploy “vouchers” from door-to-door to feed the school children who are currently on their…

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